On Monday, May 22nd, Joshua Feggins was struck and killed by the driver of a tractor trailer making a right turn into the Waste Management facility on Grays Ferry Avenue. Feggins is the 44th person killed in a traffic crash and the first electric scooter rider in 2023. There were two reported fatalities in 2022.

My beloved son was a great father and a good man. He tried to promote positivity wherever he went. He believed in taking care of himself and his family. Good fitness (mentally and physically) was his primary motivation. Joshua leaves behind his girl and her two children, and their brand new baby.

Jean Feggins writes for the families GoFundMe page

The conventional bike lanes on Gray’s Ferry Avenue between 34th and the bridge are not enough considering the FedEx and Waste Management facilities on either side of the roadway and that Gray’s Ferry Avenue is a major bicycle commuting route. This death highlights the urgent need to upgrade the bike lanes with separation and protection. We will ask PennDOT and the City to work together to improve this segment so that all users can safely travel. This traffic crash was preventable and unacceptable.

Our deepest condolences are with Joshua’s family at this time. If anyone you know has been involved in a crash or lost someone in a crash and is looking for a community please reach out to Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia by emailing nicole@bicyclecoalition.org.

Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia (FSSGP) is comprised of victims of traffic violence and families whose loved ones have been killed or severely injured by aggressive, reckless, or careless driving, behavior enabled by a dangerous street design. We represent the full range of greater Philadelphia’s rich diversity and collectively demand an end to traffic violence.

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